Harry Pierson on BizTalk

Harry Pierson talked a bit about the stuff he's learning on BizTalk Server in Morning Coffee 12 entry (btw, loving them, keep it up!). Looks like he's attending a great class with Matt Milner. A few comments that sparked my interest: Harry says that conceptually BizTalk hasn't changed all that...

Make Exception Classes Serializable

A while ago there was a big fuss about correctly writing and using exceptions. Here's one of my pet peeves that I forgot to mention at that time was this: Make your exception classes serializable! Honestly, I'm sick and tired of having to debug weird SerializationExceptions because an instance of...

SSSB Adapter v1.5

The Two Connect guys (Jesus and Joel) announced the release of v1.5 of their SQL Server Service Broker adapter for BizTalk Server 2006. The trial version is now available over at their AdapterWorx site. Technorati tags: BizTalk Server, SSBS

HL7 Accelerator Installation Issues

I had never played with the HL7 Accelerator for BizTalk Server 2006 before today, but for a new project I needed to have the MLLP adapter installed so that I could look at some of the adapter configuration settings in receive locations and send ports. So I proceeded to hit...

Developers as Pawns?

There's a big discussion (no surprise there) going on at slashdot about a comment made by a former MS developer evangelist brought up as part of an ongoing lawsuit saying that "independent developers are pawns". I won't comment on the comment, but reading through the comments [sic] over at slashdot for...

The BizTalk Message Box

Lee from the BizTalk Team (I really have no idea what his last name is!) talks about the BizTalk Message Box SQL Server Database, which is really the heart of BizTalk and what you can/can't do to the database server once you commit it to hosting the MsgBox. Fantastic stuff...

Some Recent Articles

Here are some articles I found interesting that I've read recently: Workflow in Application Integration: Kevin Francis talks a bit about application integration architecture in the enterprise on the Architecture Journal 9. Despite the title, it doesn't really talk much about Workflow, but rather about the whole architectural perspective on...

Richard Seroter Leaves MS

Richard Seroter announced yesterday he'll soon be leaving Microsoft and starting a new job with one of his former customers in the LA area as an architect. Fortunately, he already has the "OK" from his new employeer to keep blogging and opened up a new blog. Already subscribed and hope...

Virtual PC 2007 RC

Scott Woodgate announced today the release of the Release Candidate of Virtual PC 2007. Already downloaded and installed on Vista Ultimate without issues; except for a minor complain during the upgrade about windows explorer having some files locked; which I'll be honest and say I just ignored :-) Seems to...

HIPAA Support in BizTalk Server 2006 R2

Tony Bernard, a senior program manager on the BizTalk Team revealed today on the BizTalk/EDI blog that HIPAA support is getting rolled into the new "native" EDI engine in R2; meaning there will  no longer be a separate HIPAA accelerator package for R2. This can only be good news for...